A court in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, has sentenced five members of the banned Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir to prison terms of between six and 7 1/2 years.
Additional criminal charges related to the alleged misspending of public funds have been filed against Gigi Ugulava, a former Tbilisi mayor and a leading member of the opposition United National Movement party.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has held talks in Tbilisi with Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, and his Georgian counterpart, Maia Panjikidze.
A new report by a U.S. computer security company details systematic attacks against Western oil and gas companies by a group of hackers identified as being from Russia.
The leader of the Sunni militant group that has overrun parts of Iraq and Syria has called on Muslims worldwide to travel to territories his group has seized and fight to build an Islamic state.
President Petro Poroshenko has said he will not renew a cease-fire and that Ukrainian forces will go on the offensive against rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Fresh clashes have been reported around Tikrit as Iraqi government forces pressed ahead with an offensive to retake the northern city from Sunni insurgents.
The head of Afghanistan's Independent Elections Commission says the body is reassessing the vote count from some 2,000 polling stations amid candidate charges of fraud.
The European Union is asking the World Trade Organization (WTO) to rule on a ban imposed by Moscow on EU imports of pork into Russia.
Afghan officials say the army has regained control of Sangin district of southern Helmand Province, which was attacked in a major Taliban offensive last week
Afghan officials say the army has regained full control of the last of four districts of southern Helmand Province that were attacked in a major Taliban offensive last week.
Moscow says the killing of a Russian TV cameraman in eastern Ukraine just before a cease-fire is due to expire shows Kyiv does not want to de-escalate the conflict.